Dear Geographers


Very welcome to the monthly Earth Unbound: Climate Change, Activism and Justice dialogue below – activists/geographers in conversation!


The Earth Unbound: Climate Change, Activism and Justice Collective emerged organically at Deakin University in January 2020 amid the Australian Black Summer.  As a diverse collective of activists and scholars from multiple organisations, disciplines and perspectives our aim is to strengthen the collective voice for climate justice enabled by Indigenous, southern, eastern, young, Black, feminist, spiritual and religious insights that have been expressed in blockades, land and environmental defender actions, mass protests and strikes, digital activism, as well as more ‘everyday’ activisms.


MARCH DIALOGUE: Young people and climate activism

(Coordinated by Dr Chloe Lucas, documentary producer, environmental communications consultant and academic )

With: Zowie Douglas-Kinghorn and Charlotte James  

Zowie is a writer and climate activist who participated in the Fridays4Future/School strikes rallies in Hobart. You can find out more about her here:

Charlotte is a PhD student working on climate change and emotion. Her research with young people focuses on their educational experience of climate change.

Date/Time: Thursday, 25th March 1.45-3.00pm

In preparation for the Thursday 25 March meeting, please read these articles if possible by Zowie and Charlotte (contact for readings and zoom link)


Douglas-Kinghorn, Z (2020) The fabric of life, Sweaty City

Jones, C A and Davison, A (2020) Disempowering emotions: The role of educational experiences in social responses to climate change, Geoforum ,


Kind Regards


Michele Lobo (with Eve Mayes and Laura Bedford)



Dr Michele Lobo

Lecturer, Human Geography

School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Education

Deakin University, 221 Burwood Hwy, Victoria 3125



Editor, Social & Cultural Geography

Editor, Book Reviews/Critical Dialogues, Postcolonial Studies

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